SIOUX CITY | Sioux City will officially rename a street after Olympian and Sioux City native Shelby Houlihan during a dedication ceremony Friday. 

At 10 a.m., elected officials, students, Houlihan and her family will gather at the intersection of South Cypress Street and Lincoln Way to dedicate the street as "Houlihan Run" in her honor.

The City Council unanimously approved the renaming in August to recognize the 24-year-old East High alumna, who placed 11th in the 5,000 meters during the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympic Games.

The stretch of roadway proposed to bear her last name spans about two-fifths of a mile between South Lakeport Street and Sergeant Road, traveling to the north of Lakeport Commons Shopping Center and to the south of Nodland Elementary and East High, her alma mater.

The renaming will also help clear up past confusion resulting from Sergeant Road's two intersections with Lincoln Way, which has been a concern for local emergency response. 

The signs will go up during the second half of this week, according to Kurt Frank, a labor supervisor in the city's Public Works Department. Friday's dedication will be open to the public. 


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